Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts

24 May 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Foxglove


Because hairs on their speckled daybeds baffle the little bees,
foxgloves come out to advertise for rich bumbling hummers,
who crawl into their tunnels-of-delight with drunken ease
(see Darwin’s chapters on his foxglove summers)
plunging over heckles caked with sex-appealing stuff
to sip from every hooker its intoxicating liquor
and stop it propagating in a corner with itself.

     from "The Miracle of the Bees and the Foxgloves" by Anne Stevenson

03 May 2017

29 March 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Eager Daffodil

"Daffodils, / That come before the swallow dares, and take / The winds of March with beauty" ~ Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale

02 November 2016

Wordless Wednesday: First Snow

First snow of the season puts an end to my cranesbill/geranium.

19 October 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Rose

Autumn is really here now and with it, the last of the roses.

10 August 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Honeybee & Balloon Flower

Honeybee plunders the balloon flower's pollen-laden heart

03 August 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Macro Flowers

Close-up on butterfly weed.

More drumstick allium.

Playing around with the clip-on macro lens I picked up for my Android phone during Amazon Prime Day.

27 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed isn't just for flutterbys -- hummingbirds, bees and other insects also enjoy it.

20 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Cranesbill & Drumstick Allium

Very pleased with the combination of cranesbill, drumstick allium, and lady's mantle I planted two autumns ago.

13 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Honeybees & Allium

Happy honeybees love drumstick allium even more than I do!

15 June 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Cranesbill

Cranesbill -- that's true geranium. The other plants we call "geraniums" are
actually pelargoniums ... because gardening isn't confusing enough, right?

08 June 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Buttercup, Redux

Not enough buttercups last week! Here's another in all its golden glory.

01 June 2016

Wordless Wednesday: What's Up, Buttercup?

Creeping buttercup. From the carpels to the sepals, such an attractive flower.

25 May 2016

18 May 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Scabiosa

Planted a few Scabiosa columbaria "Blue Note" over the weekend!

06 April 2016

23 March 2016

17 February 2016